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A Rosetta Stone for human virology

Jonas.Blomberg at alinks.se Jonas.Blomberg at alinks.se
Fri Feb 9 07:33:01 EST 1996

I want to alert you to a cross-reference database I created.
It is called VIRTERM, and couples the code of the 6th ICTV 
(international commission on taxonomy of viruses) nomenclature, 
the catalog number of ATCC (American type culture collection) and 
for some viruses also the accession number for a corresponding 
nucleotide sequence at EMBL (European molecular biology 
laboratory). Included are viruses which infect humans, and 
viruses related to them.

The database is intended for standardisation of clinical 
virological reports, both as a term database and for selection of 
reference strains for method calibration, and for selection of 
primers and probes. 

I am aware that the database will be modified, and that the 
concept should be expanded.

The present version is now open for your evaluation and use. 

Jonas Blomberg

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 Jonas Blomberg, M.D., Ph.D.
 Dept. Medical Microbiology (division Virology)
 University of Lund
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